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amniotomy (plural amniotomies)
- (medicine) An artificial rupture of membranes to induce or accelerate labour.
2007 October 30, Nicholas Bakalar, “Childbirth: Purposely Breaking Water Does Not Speed Delivery”, New York Times:
- The procedure, sometimes called amniotomy, involves rupturing the amniotic membranes to speed contractions.